Amatitán

Like Tequila, the small town of Amatitán is closely associated with the production of tequila. In fact, one of México’s great tequila haciendas is located here.

Hacienda San José del Refugio

Like Tequila, the small town of Amatitán is closely associated with the production of tequila. In fact, one of México’s great tequila haciendas is located here. San José del Refugio is the home of Herradura tequila, one of the highest quality tequilas produced in México. This magnificent hacienda should be on your “must do” list, if you have the time. The San José del Refugio hacienda is the only tequila distillery where the entire production process, right down the bottling, is completed in one location.

A tour of San José del Refugio is like taking a step back in time. The original installations where the tequila was produced, beginning in the 1870s, have been preserved. The methods used in the past are explained during the tour as well as the ultra modern, incredibly clean, present day operation. This is a truly unique tour and it finishes with a tasting session while you view a video on the history of this incredible family run operation. This very active hacienda, to this day, serves as the home of the original family.